3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Lamborghini Urus

In 2019, Lamborghini began selling performance oriented, a move that has many fans scratching their heads. Years later, the Urus is one of the ultimate benchmarks for lifted fighters, channeling the striking presence of the Lamborghini LM002, combining the brand’s dramatic looks with continent-crushing. Here are three things you might not know about the Lamborghini Urus.

What is so special about the Lamborghini Urus?

The Lamborghini Urus, in addition to having infernal horsepower and dramatic enough styling to earn the raging bull badge, is an interesting installment in the marque’s lineup. For example, it is the only SUV and four-door vehicle in Lamborghini’s offerings.


The boxy off-roader followed the path paved by two of Lamborghini’s prototype models, the LM001 and the Cheetah. However, the LM002 is a conventional affair compared to the insanity of the Urus.

Lamborghini LM002 | Neilson Barnard, Getty Images

Is a Lamborghini engine turbocharged?

The Lamborghini Urus is the only model in the automaker’s range with a turbocharger. In fact, the Urus’s 657-horsepower 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 is the only turbocharged engine in the brand’s history.

Instead of turbos, the Aventador e uses rev-happy naturally aspirated engines. The 2022 Aventador packs a 6.5-liter naturally aspirated V12. As a result, the AWD hypercar produces up to 769 horsepower. Plus, the smaller 2023 Lamborghini Huracán produces its 631 horsepower from a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated V10 engine.

Does the Lamborghini Urus share equipment with Audi?

The Lamborghini Urus shares its engine, the 4.0L V8, with Audi models, the , and some Bentleys, for . That twin-turbocharged mill is an international undertaking from start to finish, as it begins life in a Hungarian Volkswagen factory before making its way to a Urus.

A bright yellow Lamborghini Urus shows its SUV height.
Lamborghini Urus | Volkswagen Group

Furthermore, the Lamborghini SUV model shares its platform with the Audi RS Q8, from the underpinnings to the powertrain. Interestingly, the Volkswagen Touareg also shares the platform. It’s not a surprising move, as the Volkswagen Group owns Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche and Bentley.

In addition, the highly anticipated Urus Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will likely contain a variation of the Porsche LK5 mill. The LK5 is a hybrid version of a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, which Porsche uses in its Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, for .


Is Urus the fastest SUV in the world?

With competitors like the Aston Martin DBX707 and Tesla Model X Plaid to contend with, the Urus isn’t the fastest SUV in the world. However, it is undoubtedly the most striking vehicle in the segment.

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